The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 17 October 2003]

It’s supposed to be black and white

Funny article at Electronic Gaming Monthly where they set a bunch of kids to play the old games like Pong, Donkey Kong, and Tetris.

Man that takes me back. I remember having my Atari 400 and sinking waaaaay too much time into Defender and Missile Command. Several of my friends had Commodore 64s, which had some unbelievably kick-ass games, like Matrix, Lode Runner and Fort Apache. Hot diggity.

So I guess even back in those days I was on an underdog platform. There’s probably some psychological reason I keep doing that.

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